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How much does business insurance cost? (7 factors that affect your premiums)

How Much Does Business Insurance Cost? (7 Factors That Affect Your Premiums)

No business should be without insurance.

But what does business insurance cost? Here are 7 things that determine your premium amounts.

There are few ventures more exciting than starting a new business. Picking a business name, designing a logo, looking for real estate…you’re turning all these dreams into reality.

While insurance may not have the same appeal as developing a menu or decorating an office, it has arguably the biggest impact on your business’ success. That is why the Harry Levine Insurance agency places such a strong emphasis on educating our clients on the policies available to them.

In this article, we’ll be tackling one of the most pressing concerns for business owners: How much does business insurance cost?

The problem is, your insurance premiums depend a lot on your unique business. But since it doesn’t help to say, “It all depends; contact your agent,” we’ll give you some insight into seven different factors that have an affect on the cost of business insurance.
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What is a Hard Insurance Market (& What Can You Do About It)?

What Is a Hard Insurance Market (& What Can You Do About It)?

Have you started seeing higher insurance premiums with less coverage?

A hard insurance market is likely to blame. (And the bad news? It’s just getting started.)

From a layperson’s point of view, your insurance policy can appear pretty nebulous. An underwriter puts your data into a computer, calculates a few algorithms, gazes into a crystal ball, reads some tea leaves, writes down the last number they dreamed about, and that’s your premium amount.

Wait…is that not how it works?
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Understanding Your Insurance Score (Everything You Need To Know)

Understanding Your Insurance Score

You probably already know your credit score, but did you know that you also have an insurance score?

If not, you’re not alone. Most people go their whole lives without knowing that their insurance score even exists, much less what it is. However, because your insurance score is used to calculate your premiums, this is one instance in which ignorance is not bliss.

In this article, we’ll discuss what your insurance score is, how it’s calculated, and why companies use it.
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10 home maintenance tips to reduce claims and home insurance rates

10 Tips to Reduce Claims and Home Insurance Rates

There are a lot of factors that help determine your home insurance rates, but none are so easy to control as proper home maintenance.

Taking care of your home prevents wear and tear, damage, and the stress of having to deal with a middle-of-the-night emergency. When your home performs the way it should, you not only live better, you can breathe easier. And so can your insurance company when they consider how much of your risk they are taking on.

More claims lead to higher home insurance rates, so proper home maintenance is one way to keep your premiums down.
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How Long Does a Roof Last? (The Age of Your Roof and Insurance)

How Long Does a Roof Last?: Age of Roof and Insurance

Your home does a lot for you: it keeps you warm and dry, it keeps you safe, and it keeps all your things in one place. Aside from the odd repair or two, it’s holding up and doing its job well.

That’s why it comes as such as shock when your insurance company informs you that your roof age is too old and they are going to drop your homeowners insurance coverage if you don’t get a new one.

Huh?
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